Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Dev Khalsa
  • Dev Khalsa
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 1 Review

"Very beautiful"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A good place to visit, the crown of India really very beautiful and awesome weather. Even in winters you go to have adventurous sports like skiing etc. The Gondola ride( cable car) in Gulmarg was fascinating. I personally believe one must spend their holidays in kashmir.
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Aditya agrawal
  • Aditya agrawal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review

"An unbelievable experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a soul of place or it may be called as the heaven of the India. When I visited this place in the last year all my dreams came to true. I mainly visited the gulmohur. The sceneries and the location between the ice is unbelievable. I am not able to manage the time because such a single thing inspire me towards it. And at last when I will got the second opportunity I will definitely visit this place again in my life.
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Keshav Govekar
  • Keshav Govekar
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 1 Review

"Heaven on the earth"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Srinagar is a famous city for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. We visited all these places and enjoyed the place. Dal Lake experience was too good. City is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, dry fruits and kesar. We buy these items for us and for giving gifts to friends and relatives. We have to taste the famous local dish "Kashmiri Pulao". Go & Enjoy.
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Gairik Mukherjee
  • Gairik Mukherjee
  • Lives in Serampore
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  • 8 Reviews

"Srinagar - A heaven on earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The stay was pleasing. We had good experiences in the lake and a royal experience in the houseboats. We visited the Mughal Gardens as well as did a lot of shopping there. The apple orchards were wonderful. The weather is really nice. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable.
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Pankaj Malhotra
  • Pankaj Malhotra
  • Lives in Jalandhar
  • 1 Review

"Very enjoyable place for family holidays"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good weather, awesome parks, Dull Lake for boating, shopping in lake enjoyed boating. Kids enjoyed in park and boating. I loved their tea named Kawa. But there is one problem of food for vegetarians. Very enjoyable place for family holidays. Enjoyable weather in Srinagar.
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Swarnava Das
  • Swarnava Das
  • Lives in Howrah
  • 1 Review

"One of the best cities of the state Jammu & Kashmir"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is undoubtedly one of the best cities of the state Jammu and Kashmir. The Dal Lake, the Mughal Gardens, the Pari Mahal was so beautiful that it cannot be describe in words. The special attraction of the place is obviously the mesmerizing Dal Lake. The Dal Lake is so beautiful that a tourist who likes quiet places to enjoy the nature can sit beside the lake and enjoy for hours. Other attractions are obviously the Mughal Gardens. There are as much Mughal Gardens in Srinagar that one cannot remember the names at once. One of them, I remember, is the Pari Mahal. It is a palace of the time of Mughal ruling in India. One can his lunch peacefully there and enjoy the beauty of the whole Dal Lake from the garden. There is another garden named Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake, on the opposite side of the city Srinagar. One can enjoy the garden most, as I did, during the Sunset as the Sun over the Lake just cannot describe in words. There is a temple also on a high point of the city named the Shankaracharya Temple which gives you a total view of the Srinagar city, though you will have to burn quite a calorie by going upwards through stairs. Lastly the houseboats are also there to be enjoyed. I assume myself so lucky to have enjoyed the snowfall also. This was worth every penny I spent and I never thought that the Nature would pay me back in this way. For this I'm ever grateful to the nature.
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D s srivastava
  • D s srivastava
  • Lives in Noida
  • 10 Reviews

"A trip to enchanting mountains and beautiful valley a paradise on earth"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Srinagar in the month of June ‘2014 along with my family. I visited Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. We like most the Shakira ride of Dal Lake, fully snow laded Gulmarg and Sonamarg. We also enjoyed the Gondola ride (cable car) in Gulmarg. It was a fantastic experience in Gondola ride, but during the month of June due to heavy rush of tourist it took 5 hours in queue to board the Gondola. We also enjoyed shopping in houseboat especially of saffron, shilajit and Kashmiri woollen ladies shawls and suits. Besides this we purchased Kahwa a Kashmiri drink powder, walnuts, cashew nuts, Anjirs and chilgojaetc at quite reasonable rates. My daughter and wife enjoyed shooting on boat wearing in Kasmiri Poshak. We enjoyed this trip very much.
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Tushar Dutta
  • Tushar Dutta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Overall experience was wonderful"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Really the place is a Heaven on Earth. If anyone has not seen kashmir, then they have not seen anything. The almighty has poured all his natural beauty here like gulmarg and such beautiful garden. I am very happy to visit there and suggest everyone to visit there at least one time.
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Ananta Neware
  • Ananta Neware
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 12 Reviews

"The heaven on Earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Really the place is a heaven on earth, if anyone has not seen kashmir then he has seen nothing. The almighty has poured all his natural beauty there. Entire India is one side and kashmir is one side. I insist that once in lifetime a person must see kashmir. Everything about kashmir is just wonderful and magical ya thats the word Magical. It is really magical, Gulmarg one must go to the second phase of Gondola for there is heaven up there above the world. After reaching there, there is nothing other than snow peak mountains and those are awesome, just magical and there you also get to see our Indian Military a heart salute to those persons standing guard in those mountains. Sonmarg just another magical place, Yusmarg magical green meadows and pahalgam another wonderful place to see. If anyone wants to purchase any thing of leather, then It should be from Pahalgam and no other place very good and one can bargain also. Chandanwadi a must see destination. The garden while going to chandanwari. Yes one must carry heavy warm cloths while going to chandanwari or you will feel sorry after reaching there and you must also rent snow coats from locals as there are also necessary. oh kashmir I miss you a lot not will certainly visit but now we want to see it covered with blanket of snow.
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Atul Sharma
  • Atul Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 2 Reviews

"The beauty of heaven"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was good place for newly married looking for first honeymoon and best place for second time honeymooners to reinvigorate their love energies. As I landed on it ,I was lost in the beauty of the place. I thank my driver for carrying me to less discovered destinations. At Dal lake I get love of my eyes, at Sonamarg -the love of my heart , at Mughal gardens - the love of my senses but at manasbal lake i found love of my soul.

In the five days which I spend, Shankaracharya temple helped me to get a feel of godly adobe on the top of hill.

It is a place full of activities - View of mountains from gondola at pahalgam, balloon ride at dal, Shikara ride in Dal, Pony ride of mountains , sky diving , paragliding etc -everything was available.

Kesar of kashmir is the best buy. You can visit apple garden and pick apples of your choice from the trees. Shawls and local attires are also available for sale.

Unique kashmiri food will test the capacity of your stomach.

Good budget hotels are present near airport and security personnel is not any problem for the outsiders.

Please visit it once to find how the beautiful Earth was when god created it and slowly how men destroyed it. That beauty is still left in kashmir.
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